Well! This is going to be veeeery interesting. Adds a whole new element to tomorrows game. Arbuckle must be having a conniption. Could we be talking about having 2 Canadian QB starters after this game? Hmmm...
I like Ford starting. I don't see it as setting him up to fail. The kid has to learn that he's a professional now. Sooner the better. Let him use his wheels and make stuff happen. Having said that, I personally haven't seen a problem with Arbuckle. I thought he's played pretty well. But when you're 0-3 you gotta shake up the bottle sometimes. Don't leave any points on the field, and don't leave any talent on the bench. I like it!
The ref. to Cor. Jones was short for Coach Chris Jones. . . . . NOT QB Cornelius Jones. Should have realized this b4 I posted - sorry for the confusion!
You're right - if Tray Ford shows game (even in a losing cause) its upside for both Ford & the Elks. If this new Elk QB is stopped in his proverbial tracks, then as you say - Arbuckle re-enters the fray!
I'd give Ford at least 1 1/2 quarters, at least 20 minutes of football before he's given the hook or left to finish the outing.
Imo Ford is being tossed to the wolves here. Like @DaveDaHammer I think starting him is a mistake, and a “stupid” one at that.
That BTW was the gist of the GIF I posted above… I wasn’t suggesting the idea of 2 starting Canadian QBs is stupid.
Also it is telling that another quarterback Locksley otherwise on the roster is starting at slotback for this game, so there is more to this strategy than would meet the cursory glance. Now we wait and see.
Possible potential trade looming. Showcasing Ford to show him off and also to know what you have if it is Arbuckle going the other way. One thing for sure is that Tre Ford has the athleticism to play. Would be a hometown boy playing in Hamilton as well.
Tough to be Nick Arbuckle who played well last week in Calgary. Hard to build confidence when you aren't getting the snaps. Hard for the receivers as well to adapt to a new QB every game.
Charles Nelson was listed as Edmonton's starting safety for their last game. Yes he started, but he only took the first 4 snaps there. Was this because of an injury or the ratio? Not from what I can tell.
So why was Nelson named the starter considering he barely played in the secondary? That would be a mystery to me.